Travelling solo, yay or nay..

One thing that I think we all definitely share is the fear of the unknown, whether you admit it or not when it comes to travelling solo the idea is quite daunting, at first. Personally I always imagine the worst situations I could possible end up in, and I’ve never been in any situations that I wouldn’t like to be. 

I’ve travelled a bit by myself, nothing major yet just silly travelling really, down to London over to Jersey. Nothing quite like what I plan on doing in the future.I love the idea of travelling the world but I know it’s something I will be doing by myself. 

The minute I told my gran I was going to go off by myself and travel the world she was quite worried about me. Is it safe for you to go by yourself? What if something happens? I’m don’t like think it’s a good idea Yasmin.. Well I do think it’s a good idea.


I can’t wait for the day I’ve got my backpack packed, plane ticket in hand and I head out into the world by myself. I love my hometown but by god, I cannot wait to leave it.. Just for a little while anyway. I need to see the world, the desire to travel runs through my veins. It’s something I’ll never get rid of, not that I would want to. Everyone I speak to says it’s such an incredible opportunity, I should do it all while I’m still young but if I’m honest, I don’t think there will ever be a time in my life where I’m satisfied unless I constantly travel. I know none of my friends will ever travel with me, two have already let me down.. Why should I let them stop me from living out my dream? I shouldn’t. And I won’t. Why rely on people who are just going to let me down? I will see the world, one plane ticket at a time.

I want to live the rest of my life around the world.

I want to experience new things, meet new people, eat new food, see new places.

I want to travel and be happy, and from the travelling I’ve done so far in life I know both those things come hand in hand. 


So for me, travelling solo is a BIG yay.

8 thoughts on “Travelling solo, yay or nay..

  1. claireandmarkgotravelling October 18, 2013 / 23:24

    I have never travelled solo but I have met lots of people that were. What was obvious is that solo travellers tend to gravitate together and and as a result are rarely solo travellers. All the time you are on the popular travel routes you will always have people to travel with if you choose.

    • yasminxx October 18, 2013 / 23:24

      I know a few myself and they’ve said the same kind of things, but it’s when I don’t want to go to the ‘popular’ places..

      • claireandmarkgotravelling October 18, 2013 / 23:24

        When I think back over our 8 or so months of combined traveling I struggle to think of 2 or 3 periods where we were away from other travelers for any amount of time.
        It really isn’t something to worry about in advance. If you hang around any hostel for more than a day you will have a choice of travelers to tag along with. And if you have a crazy notion to head off into the great unknown you will easily find others to come along for the ride.
        If you are planning a trip what you really need to worry about now is where you are going and when are you leaving 🙂

        • yasminxx October 18, 2013 / 23:24

          I know when and where I wan to go, so that’s all okay. I think I’m just a little apprehensive as I know I’m not the most confident person when it comes to meeting new people and getting to know people or things like that.

          • claireandmarkgotravelling October 18, 2013 / 23:24

            Its really easy. Make sure you start off somewhere with good backpacker hostels (Australia, New Zealand, South America…). You will find that if you sit down in the social area you will soon almost get fed up with people talking to you. They will ask where you have come from, where you are going and from there the conversation never ends. It’s so easy.
            The strange thing about travel socialising is that people hardly ever ask anything about your home life, side from maybe which country you are from. Traveling is like a completely different world. I really miss it.

  2. Rebecca Meyer October 18, 2013 / 23:24

    This is what I have always dreamed about, too! Just packing up, buying a plane ticket, and traveling the world!

    • yasminxx October 18, 2013 / 23:24

      Do it then, nothing should come in the way of something you want to do. Travelling the world is the experience of a lifetime.

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